This work consists of two aluminium automotive castings, suspended and in confrontation with each other. Each "head" contains a tape recorder and speaker, that simultaneously broadcasts the voices of Russian and American politicians. The two identical faces reflect the indistinguishable status quo ideologies of communism and capitalism that currently qualify the international political scene. The decision to locate the Renegade Cities in international waters, has the intention of promoting the creation of cities that could liberate themselves from the banality of this debate.
Project DMZ was an extensive Storefront project aimed at addressing from an architectural standpoint the effects of conflict by proposing alternative spatial strategies in relation to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Taking the DMZ as an exemplification of political, military and economic polarization, the project called for the use of design strategies rather than military force to initiate paths toward reunification of the Korean peninsula and its people. Project DMZ was structured as an open forum that encouraged the participation of individuals of different generations, cultures and disciplines of practice. Participants included Nam June Paik, Paul Virilio and Avant Travaux Studio, and Lebbeus Woods.
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